By Andy Choi
Kent Denver’s Robotics team has won the coveted World Championship Design Award at the Vex Robotics World Championship held from April 18 to21 in Anaheim, California.
Led by coach, Bryan Rich, five students from Kent Denver team along with their robot competed among 400 high school robotics teams who came from 17 countries. Competing in this year’s robotics circuit marks the second participating year for Kent Denver students.
Following a complete weekend of dynamic initiative that included collaboration, interviews, and competition, Kent Denver achieved the Design Award. This award recognizes the team that represents a proficient approach to the project management, design process, team organization, and time management.
In this competition, a robot that can fit inside an 18-in cube after being constructed and programmed will be demonstrated in the competition arena. The robotic arms will be geared up to rise up to several feet high. The objects can be lifted using conveyor belts that navigate around to transport to standing receptacles.
According to Todd Horn, Kent Denver Head of School, supporting the intention of being internationally competitive in the 21st century, the Denver students and faculty have represented World Championship, excelling in designing, invention, creation, programming and operation of a robot.
With 674 students from grades 6 through 12, Kent Denver is an independent school that progresses with its core values such as Community, Integrity, Respect, Wisdom and Personal Growth.